Udyr will have to endure a season of absence at Worlds while waiting for Riot’s buffs and drops to be used more.
Version 12.16 was updated on the Vietnamese server this morning, besides the usual nerf buff tweaks, there is one highlight that is the Spirit Traveler – Udyr has landed on the official server after about long time waiting from the fan community of this champion.
However, the appearance of Udyr was not smooth at all, when other servers (played 1 day before Vietnam) all returned unprofitable stats. Specifically, according to many analysis sites about Udyr, this champion’s win rate is only ~40% in all positions:
Despite being remade with an interesting design and a more interactive skill set than the old Udyr, it seems that the community has not been able to get used to the Spirit Traveler.
Besides that is the fact that despite being remade, but surely the selection rate of gamers with Udyr is still very low (because Udyr is still a champion whose popularity is only at a low average level, very few. gamers choose Udyr as their favorite champion).
Maybe you want to see more: LCK Summer 2022 Regional Qualifier: DK and LSB are open, Deft still has a chance to attend Worlds
Not only that, with the mentality of not wanting teammates to test champions in rank, the dynamic part of other gamers will simply ban Udyr, so both Udyr’s win rate and pick rate “hit the bottom of the pain” that it.
Besides having a terrible win rate, Udyr also had to receive another equally bad news.
Accordingly, it is customary for new champions to be removed in Worlds if they are released in the previous version. Then Riot also confirmed that Udyr will not appear at Worlds 2022, players will not be able to choose this champion in the pick and ban section.
As such, Udyr will have to endure an absent season at Worlds while waiting for Riot’s buffs and drops to be more used in League of Legends.